3 Reads for March 2021

Happy Women’s History Month! This month let’s celebrate female authors from new to old. Let’s get started…

She Named Me Wolf by Tenkara Smart
  1. She Named Me Wolf 

I’m starting with one of my favorite books… She Named Me Wolf is a magically written tale about a young boy named Wolf who lives in Australia with a drunk dad, disconnected brother, and a mother who’s trying her hardest to survive. This story speaks to you through heartbreak, joy, and wonder. It’s the kind of story that will leave you in tears, but will ultimately bring a smile to your face.. Although I’m  someone who usually takes their time when reading a book, it was impossible with this one because I could hardly put it down. Join Wolf and his best friend Polly during his remarkable, heartbreaking, but hopeful story. Follow this link to purchase for free on Kindle or if you like Paperback, that’s available too!

In the Name of Salomé by Julia Alvarez
  1. 2. In The Name of Salomé

In The Name of Salome is a hard-to-put-down story; told through flashback and present day sequences. Salomé Ureña, a political poet during the 19th century, writes mature and passionate poetry from a young age, only to later become famous after her poems are published when she is only a teenager. Salome grew up during times of war in the early days of the Dominican Republic, when governments were both formed and overthrown in a matter of weeks. Her life is retold from a young age; while Camilla’s, Salome’s daughter, life is told in reverse. Ultimately leading readers to the final days of Salome, and the early childhood of Camilla, who grows to be a professor in Minnesota, teaching her late mother’s work. It is definitely worth a read and will take you through an important time in history!  

Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
  1. Little Women

It’s the 1860s. Your father is serving during the Civil War, and you’re trying to navigate life at a young age. That is what life is for the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. While being raised by their loving mother, Marmee, the sisters’ live as best they can in poverty and war. They go on to show readers that it is possible to love during times of war, and be positive in times of sickness. The March sisters’ grow to be very strong women after times that would’ve weakened most. Their story intrigues the audience and gives them a fresh perspective on one of the deadliest wars to have been fought.  

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Check out last month’s book recommendation here!

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